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Fostering Engineering Innovation in Education Award

The Award recognizes outstanding College of Engineering educators for their extraordinary efforts during the past year to enhance our students’ knowledge, skills and ability to innovate as 21st century engineers. Specifically, nominees will have demonstrated fostering of technological innovation or innovative engineering design, with sustainable value for society, in undergraduate engineering courses that bridge between freshman cornerstone and capstone experiences, or in graduate courses.

Eligibility

  • All faculty in the College of Engineering are eligible.
  • The award is presented to individual faculty members and/or a group of faculty members who collaborated on a project.
  • Past recipients are not eligible for a period of five years after receiving the award.

Qualifications

All candidates must have:

  • demonstrated record, in a lecture or laboratory course, of integrating competence in subject matter with concepts of innovation such as curiosity in the investigation and creating value for society through the application of engineering skills;
  • demonstrated development and or enhancement of course materials, methods of teaching, classroom or laboratory experiences, and/or writing of new textbooks that instill principles of innovation in students; and
  • consistently demonstrated teaching effectiveness in a manner that substantially exceeds the normal expectation for a faculty member

Selection

A committee will be appointed by the Dean of Engineering to select award recipients.

Nomination Process

Nominations may be initiated by College of Engineering faculty, department chairs or directors. Complete nominations are required NO LATER THAN April 11, 2018.

The nomination packet should consist of ONE pdf file emailed to fac-staff-awards@coe.neu.edu (separate emails will not be accepted) containing the following:

  • one letter of nomination including the names of the nominator(s) and the nominee which should include the rationale for the nomination and pertinent accomplishments and a list of examples of the nominee’s actions to integrate a project and technology innovation in course content; the letter will be preferably one page and a maximum of two pages in length;
  • a letter of support from the COE department chair, if not included among the nominators above;
  • an updated CV of the nominee(s);
  • a maximum of three letters of support from current or former students.

If you have any questions, please email gina@northeastern.edu.

Past Recipients

2017Susan FreemanFirst Year Engineering
2017Lucas LandherrChE
2016Waleed MeleisECE